Most of the Samphires teams are up and running now with a small few starting this week or next. Keep an eye out. NEW PLAYERS WELCOME.
Training Times for the coming week. All training is at our pitch in Fenit for the moment…
Mon: U10 from 6 to 7 – 1 section.
U12 from 6.15 to 7.15 – 2 sections
U17/18 training: Monday from 7.15 to 8.30 – 1 Section
Tues: U16 from 7.45 to 9 – 2 sections
Seniors from 8 to 9 – 2 sections
Academy from 6 to 7 – 2 or 3 sections.
Wed: U15/U17 Girls from 7 to 8 – 2 sections
U13 from 5.45 to 6.45 – 1 section
Thurs: U14 from 6.45 – 8 – 1 section
U13 Girls from 7 – 8.15 – 2 sections
Friday: U11 Girls from 6 to 7 – 2 sections
Seniors from 7.30 to 9 – 2 sections
Our U12 boys played St Brendans Park at their grounds on Monday 31st August. Again a number of the boys hadn’t played soccer in over six months. As a result we were under massive pressure from a skilful Park team during the first quarter.
It took us some time to come to grips with the game, and understand the decision making processes specific to soccer. Unfortunately we conceded two goals in the first quarter, but it could have been many more if it weren’t for some wonderful saves from our goalie Conor Nolan. We did generate some meaningful chances but failed to convert them into goals. Diarmuid Murphy in the striker position proved a handful for the Park defence leaving the Park defence a clean pair of heels on a few occasions. In defence Tiernan and Eamon were strong, while the two Cillians’ distribution from midfield was mesmerising at times. In the end it wasn’t to be, but a great preseason friendly for invaluable experience. A lot of work to do.
Thanks to from Preston McEvoy of Park who invited us in for the game.